Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
left Black-crowned Night Heron Photograph right
2016 Photograph, Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, Heron Family, Ardeidae), National Zoo, Washington, D.C. © 2023.
The National Zoo has a colony of about 400 Herons that arrive in February and March every year to nest in the trees around the Bird House.
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